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Oct 27, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. we investigate the budgeting and lobbying that has california spending more on jail cells than classrooms. >>> we're going to start by telling you you can watch the giants play tomorrow night at civic center plaza. tv's are going up right now in front of city hall. dennis, this is an amazing story. >> well, i think somebody call barack obama because detroit needs another bailout. no team in the history of the world series has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit. the giants have some pretty good odds on their side. new park, same result for the giants who really look like a juggernaut right now. grego blanco puts one at the wall. that is a three-bagger. a 1-0 lead. tigers starter anibal sanchez, but brandon crawford drives it home for a 2-0 lead. same score. fifth inning now. and miguel cabrera, a chance to tie the game, but ryan vogelsong gets him to cough it off. ending the threat. vogelsong takes it to a scoreless inning. the giants become the first team since the 1966 orioles to pick back-to-back shutouts in the world series. we're joined now live from detroit. vern? >> report
CBS
Oct 8, 2012 6:00pm PDT
trading schemes in the california gasoline market. however, saverin bornstein with the university of california energy center says it's unlikely there's a conspiracy going on by the oil companies. >> what might be going on and would be very difficult to detect is individual companies figuring out if they put less gas on the market, the prices will be a bit higher. and if that's the case, it's going to be very difficult to detect and it's not illegal. >> reporter: so there's nothing against the law about gaming the system but what is there about the system that allows it to be gamed here. >> we use a blend of gas not used anywhere else in the country. as a result, when we get know a supply problem, we can't import gasoline that's used in other parts of the country to smooth out that shortage. >> reporter: while the governor's order to allow the winter blend gas to come in is not a long-term answer, at this point the public will take any relief they can get. >> it all counts. 4 gallons for 22 bucks. not cool. >> reporter: it's not cool for any of the drivers here having to pay this muc
CBS
Oct 1, 2012 6:00pm PDT
single elected official in northern california that i'm aware of who is supporting prop f. >> you've been saying this measure f, it's insane, stupid. do you still stand by that today? >> oh, absolutely. when anybody rational looks at it, there is no answer to the cleanest water that this whole state if not the country has with our hetch hetchy water. >> reporter: and while only san francisco residents will vote on this study, it has much broader implications. there are 30 municipalities in the bay area that use water from hetch hetchy, including cities in san mateo and alameda counties. if we were to replace hetch hetchy reservoir, the cost would range anywhere from $3 to $10 billion. and that would translate into an increase anywhere from 590 to 1720 a year. i'm grace lee, cbs 5. >>> the city of oakland and the oakland coliseum are both apologizing for a late-night rave event over the weekend. multiple police departments were flooded with complaints. phil? >> reporter: that's right. some of those politicians' ears are still burning. the party that was on this weekend in t
CBS
Oct 7, 2012 6:30pm PDT
gas reasons, for the price of the gas. >> also hitting new record highs this weekend in california. what better time to take cal train. >> going to be safe. >> others traded traffic for a boat. >> we said let's just relax on the ferry boat and have a great time. >> those who drove paid a premium. many car lots jacked up the prices for the weekend. >> $30. >> are you glad you didn't drive? >> this couple paid the piper. >> little more than what i expected.. >> near the ballpark we found parking up to $80. hundreds of thousands, not parking was the easiest way to go. in san francisco, anne, cbs 5. >> as the search continues for whoever killed a woman, the family is turning to social media to get the word out. susie ko was found dead friday night. the family set up a web site to get tips and leads. they've put the word out on facebook and twitter. >> she was attacked. she was murdered. inside the house. >> i'm glad that we all have the supporters here to honor her. she was a great woman. >>> the family's car was stolen out of their garage. police are looking for a blue 2011 subaru out
CBS
Oct 5, 2012 1:35am PDT
, it may be a dime higher. the average price for a gallon of gas in california is now 4.32. that's after going up nine cents just last night. and a cbs 5 reporter shows us some california gas stations are running low. kit? >> reporter: liz, it is even worse than the experts have predicted for some gas stations. for example, this chevron in san jose, on tuesday, people were complaining about a 20- cent jump overnight. since that time, the price has gone up another 40 cents. now some gas stations themselves are running empty. >> refinery-ageddon has already begun. several stations have locked up pumps after running out of gas. supply is down because a power surge knocked a refinery in torrence offline. and it's not the only one. a chevron crude oil pipeline through central california is shut down due to safety problems. and the chevron refinery in richmond still hasn't recovered from the fire in august. brace your wallets. >> we have never seen a spike like this. this is brand-new territory. >> reporter: mike has to sell regular unleaded at 4.89 a gallon just to stay afloat. he locke
CBS
Oct 26, 2012 6:00pm PDT
in hoods because they don't want people to see who the hell they are. the state of california is going to court to unmask these people. >> reporter: strong words from the governor today at the naacp convention. though he later clarified that he didn't necessarily mean to refer to the ku klux klan. >> no. what it is, is, that when people do things, sometimes they don't want to be exposed for what they are doing and this arizona organization says they are in business for transparency and they are not willing to come clean in california. i think they ought to unmask themselves. >> reporter: the governor is campaigning nonstop for prop 30 which would raise sales tax .25% and state income tax on the rich. it's now in the hands of the court. the fair political practices commission filed a lawsuit demanding an audit of the arizona donor group americans for responsible leadership. it says in part, quote, respondent's conduct will cause great and irreparable harm to the voters of california by potentially denying them vital information regarding the true source of large sums money n answe
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Oct 1, 2012 4:30am PDT
200,000 care givers, nannies in california. he rejected it because he believes the bill raises the number of unanswered questions. california is the first state to ban a controversial therapy aimed at making a gay minor straight. bans nonscientific therapies that have driven people to depression and suicide. opponents argued the ban infringes on the right. >> gay rights activists are expected to protest the new archbishop. takeover the position on thursday. he was a key force behind profit 8. he'll be welcomed at most holy redeemer catholic church in the castro district. >> hopefully elsie how important this church is and what it does. there are a lost elements which unfortunately hold that position. and a place like this kind of challenges that on its own level >> in august, the bishop was arrested in san diego and charged with drunk driving. he later apologized. >> turning to campaign 2012 now, a new poll shows president obama in the lead. mr. obama with 51% support compared to 44% for mitt romney. the president is now in one of those states nevada as he prepared for the first debate. s
CBS
Oct 20, 2012 5:30pm PDT
two competing tax measures on the california ballot. as cbs 5 reporter anne makovec shows us, that's causing confusion among voters and tensions between supporters and opponents of both propositions. >> conspiracy theory. >> who the hell are you? >> reporter: you can tell how heated the debate is getting when just seconds into an interview with an opponent of prop 30 we were interrupted. >> there's a conspiracy theory that you're trying to propagate. if the news wants to take your conspiracy theory and run with it -- >> as the news, we're giving everybody -- [overlapping speakers] >> reporter: this confrontation was outside of an event featuring governor brown. >> just in case you don't know why i'm here, i want to make it real clear. >> reporter: prop 30 would bring california an estimated $6 billion a year by temporarily raising the income tax on the state's highest earners and sales tax by .25%. >> proposition 30 is about a lot of things. it's about kids. it's about teachers. it's also about the credit rating of california. it's about social harmony. it's about hope. and i
CBS
Oct 31, 2012 4:30am PDT
, linemen, engineers from all across california boarded a plane at mather field last night. crews say they are used to battling bad weather here in california but the one thing that worries them is getting lost. >> the biggest thing i think problem is not being familiar with the area. good thing i have gps and all that will help out a lot because we won't have any maps and i have only been there as a tourist. >> a fleet of pg&e utility trucks is also en route to the east coast. >>> new york city is slowly coming back to life this morning. newark airport has just reopened and jfk will open shortly. but laguardia is still shut down. it looks more like a lake out there. look at that. that is a lot of water. more than 18,000 flights have been canceled nationwide. hundreds right here in the bay area. and the storm put taxis in a watery grave. this is a shot from hoboken, new jersey. you can see the taxis submerged in the water. to give you an idea how powerful sandy was, home video caught this amazing sight. check it out. a giant tree uprooted on long island during the height of the storm.
CBS
Oct 21, 2012 7:30am PDT
the city's police officers association complained that the donation -- about it to the california fair political practices commission. their response. we re issued the letter calling for her to disi vow this illegal transfer of money to a committee that's supporting her reelection. even today they're out together coordinating campaign. walking door to door. >> major reed says he did nothing wrong because the law only forbids transfers of funds from one candidate to another. and he's not a candidate this year. herrera says she's seeking a second term in district eight. >> all is clear this morning after a haz-mat incident in san francisco. crews evacuated a whole block between green and vallejo street. a call of an apparent suicide. when they got that. they smelled chemicals. 15 people in the building had to be evacuated. all reporting a strong smell in the area. firefighters were in the building for three hours trying to disperse the chemical to make it safe for people to return. police are investigating a murder late last night. officers responded to a welfare check after 11:00. they
CBS
Oct 8, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. >> good evening, president obama says his california supporters need to get "almost obsessive about lobbying family and friends in the battle ground states." he made the comment during that brief fundraising swing through san fransisco that ended an hour ago. linda ye with the president's appeal for four more years. >> reporter: a few cheers from the street and the president arrived at civic auditorium for two more fund raisers. first a private $20,000 a plate dinner party for a hundred guests. for everyone else concert tickets started at $200, for john legend and the president. >> hello fridays. >> reporter: san fransisco. >> reporter: he asked for support, and his loudest cheers came when he spoke about what he's accomplished. >> we have health reform, aka obamacare. >> reporter: he added his own big bird jokes that started after governor romney promised cuts in grants to pbs. >> somebody is cracking down on big bird. elmo has been seen in a white suburban, driving for the border. governor romney's plan is to let wall street run wild again but he's going to bring the hammer down o
CBS
Oct 20, 2012 6:30pm PDT
california ballot. as cbs 5 reporter anne makovec shows us, that's causing confusion among voters and tensions between supporters and opponents of both propositions. >> conspiracy theory. >> who the hell are you? >> reporter: you can tell how heated the debate is getting when just seconds into an interview with an opponent of prop 30 we were interrupted. >> there's a conspiracy theory that you're trying to propagate. if the news wants to take your conspiracy theory and run with it -- [overlapping speakers] >> reporter: this confrontation was outside of an event featuring governor brown. >> just in case you don't know why i'm here, i want to make it real clear. >> reporter: prop 30 would bring california an estimated $6 billion a year by temporarily raising the income tax on the state's highest earners and sales tax by .25%. >> proposition 30 is about a lot of things. it's about kids. it's about teachers. it's also about the credit rating of california. it's about social harmony. it's about hope. and it's about those who have been most blessed who have an opportunity to give something
CBS
Oct 23, 2012 5:00am PDT
some more post- debate numbers here. a cbs 5 survey of independent voters here in california suggests there was no clear winner last night actually. 47% telling surveyusa that president obama woman while 44% felt that mr. romney won. again these poll numbers reflect independent voters in our state of california. for presidential campaign coverage anytime, of course, at your convenience, log on to our website, cbssf.com. >>> in other news, pg&e reportedly tells some regulators of its pipes in the bay area are safe but there is no proof they were tested and cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington is in concord where one of these unsuspected pipes actually lies. elissa. >> reporter: we're talking about miles of pipeline running throughout the east bay and san jose. pg&e said that these lines had been checked and that they were safe. but they admitted to the "san francisco chronicle" yesterday that they don't have the documents to back that up. now, there are questions that these lines were ever inspected. here's where they are. we're talking about 4.5 miles of at-risk natural gas pipeline in ma
CBS
Oct 10, 2012 12:00pm PDT
are finally starting to fall in california. but not by much. the state has seen a surge by nearly 50 cents in the past month. the average price for regular is less than $4.67 a gallon. that's down a half cent from yesterday. half cent. prices should fall even more after governor brown ordered early production of a winter fuel blend. for the cheapest gas in your neighborhood, go to our website, cbssf.com/gas. just enter your zip code and find the cheapest gas in your neighborhood. >> that's a nickel on what, 10 gallons. what the heck. >>> it's win or go home time again for the second straight day for your giants and as. pitcher barry zito gets a shot at redemption in less than an hour. he was left off the world series roster two years ago. and he pitched well this year so good luck. as for the as they were able to hold off the tigers last night. as rookie aj griffin and the detroit's max sheerser will square off in game 4. that's at 6:30 tonight. in oakland. so a lot of baseball today. >>> blinded by a good deal. how some companies take advantage of homeowners trying to cash in a coup
CBS
Oct 20, 2012 7:00am PDT
cbs 5. >>> gas prices in california are still relatively high but they're coming down. here's a look at current average for gallon of regular unleaded gasoline. 4.41 in san jose, 4.51 in oakland. they are 17 to 19 cents less than they were just a week ago. >>> a diesel spill caused a mess in more ways than one in north san jose during yesterday's afternoon commute. a big rig jackknifed after 3:00 on northbound 101 near 13th street. one lane and one onramp had to be closed as crews cleaned up the mess and try to keep the fuel from spill nothing the storm drains. >>> tonight is supposed to be the best night to view that meteor shower. how to get the best possible view of mother nature's light show. >>> and how a california woman survived an attack by a black bear. >>> in the weather department, ladies and gentlemen, that was summer. big changes coming in in the early part of this week. the extended shows wet monday and tuesday. we'll have the entire forecast coming up after a break. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, old survival trick >>> a south california woman was attacked by a black bear and she live
CBS
Oct 20, 2012 11:00pm PDT
california boot. anne makovec shows us, that's causing confusion amongst voters. >> hey, who the hell are you? >> reporter: you can tell how heated the debate is getting, when just seconds into an interview, we were interrupted. >> it's a conspiracy theory. and, you know, if the news wants to take your conspiracy theory and run with it... >> reporter: this confrontation was outside of an event featuring governor jerry brown. >> just in case you don't know why i'm here, i wanna make it real clear. >> reporter: prop 30 would bring california an estimated $6 billion a year by temporarily raising the income tax on the state's highest earners. and sales tax by a quarter percent. >> proposition 30 is about a lot of things. it's about kids. teachers. it's also about the credit rating in california. and it's about social harmony. it's about hope. and it's about those who have an opportunity to give something back. >> reporter: brown is also warning if 30 doesn't pass, it would trigger $6 billion in automatic cuts, most of it to schools. >> our students already suffer from four years of cuts t
CBS
Sep 30, 2012 6:30pm PDT
the punishment meant for the worst of the worst is not carried out. while california has more than 700 inmates on death row, only 13 have actually been put to death since capitol punishment was written in the constitution in 1972. >> that means the death penalty is a false promis for victims. 99% of the time we have lied to victims when we said we were going to carry out an execution. all we have done is drag them through decades of appeal. >> reporter: costly appeals. some say the state could save $130 million each year with prop 34. but, he says that the factors gumming up the system that puts a stop to all executions since 2006 can be overcome. >> i do believe that if there is the political will, if our leaders will step up and do the right thing and work with everybody on all sides and say let's -- here is what will be done to make this better, then, we can have a viable death penalty. >> our mission is to get to those 13% undecided and explain to them the facts. life without parole is a better choice for everyone. >> the proposition is not a statistical heat in the poll with a
CBS
Oct 13, 2012 7:00am PDT
california. an admission from one of the men. >>> it is 7:00, saturday morning, the 13th of october. thanks thanks. i'm ann mco vic. >> i want to tell you about the weather. >> please do. the sun a rising. >> thank god, otherwise that would be our headline. we've got mostly sunny skies for a switch around the bay area. oh, my gosh, look at that, blue skies, temperatures starting out a little bit on the chilly side. wait until you see what the numbers are going to be by the weekend. we'll have the forecast for you in just a minute. >> thanks, brian. the >>> the oakland police department now cracking down and punishing some of its own. the department is calling for the firings of two officers and also demotions, suspensions and reprimands for 42 others. the reasons include excessive use of force on occupy protesters last year. the switch that mounted cameras that officers are required to wear and lying about their behavior when being investigated later. >> this is what i wanted. i wanted the oakland police to be able to look at itself and discipline itself. >> the city has thrown its
CBS
Oct 23, 2012 6:00pm PDT
5. >>> a deadly shark attack off the california coast. the tragedy two years ago at the very same spot. >> he said they both were dead. and i said oh, god... >> a plea to find the killers of a bay area couple. why police are treating the case as a quadruple murder. >> gasoline prices going in a direction drivers actually like. what the governor did that's causing prices to drop. ,, ,, ,, thirty-eight. schools. trouble, we all should help out. under thirty-eight they do. more a year. bucks. money for schools. every school dollar must be... spent on student learning. student wins. vote yes on thirty-eight. well, inside the brewer, there's a giant staircase. and the room is filled with all these different kinds of coffee. actually, i just press this button. contra costa county killed e person this afternoon. the small plane came down at 4-an h-northeast of the >>> a fiery plane crash in eastern contra costa county killed one person this afternoon. the small plane came down about 4.5 miles north-northeast of the byron airport. witnesses say that they heard the engine of the plane sput
CBS
Oct 14, 2012 7:30am PDT
california, we have several state-wide propositions that are getting voters' attention. >> both parties are reaching out before they head to the polls. >> this election is very, very important. >> reporter: that's one point we can all agree on. the rest of it from propositions to the president, not so much. that's why the california democratic party set up a day of action today going door to door to educate voter on the issue. >> you go out and say it's important, i should know the issues and i think it's e ffective. >> reporter: it's a strategy the republicans are employing too. >> it's a combination of getting stuff in the mail and seeing things on tv and the direct contact that brings the deal home. >> we spoke with a lot of people on the street who have not made up their mind. >> i'm still reading on some of the propositions. >> reporter: most people don't. >> i think it's actually rude and bad when people are trying to sway you. it's a personal opinion. and i think everyone is entitled to that. >> i feel like i'm intelligent enough that i can make up my own mind. >> door to door ca
CBS
Oct 5, 2012 6:00am PDT
week. the spike is being blamed on refinery and pipeline problems in northern and southern california including that chevron refinery fire in richmond this summer. >> the panic could easily subside very quickly and -- and things could calm down. but we just don't know how quickly they are going to be able to get these supplies back online that we need. >> reporter: here is the latest damage according to aaa. nearly 4.60 a gallon in san francisco, 4.53 in san jose. 4.52 in oakland. now, some costco stations down in southern california have actually run out of gas. they have locked up their pumps until further notice. gas inventory in california is the lowest in more than 10 years. we did though check with costco stations here in the bay area and they say they do have gas. everybody is hoping to find the lowest gasoline prices. don't end up here at this 76. we have all of the lowest prices for you in your neighborhood right now listed on cbssf.com/gas. live in cupertino, anne makovec, cbs 5. >> gosh, i remember when a gallon of gas was 89 cents. >> i can go lower than that but we won't
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Oct 28, 2012 7:30am PDT
. enter conversation on california's budget crunch. thank you for joining us. >>> we have a lot of news to cover in the next hour. we have a sit down as you saw with governor jerry brown. we will talk to him about the state's finances and the push to hike the sales tax and income tax. >> there was a huge earthquake off the coast of canada. we will look the tsunami advisories but our happiest story of the day, the giants on the bripg of glory right now. this is the newspaper this morning and tonight is going to be the pivotal game that could give them the world series championships. we have a lot to talk about coming up. but first -- >> all right, hurricane sandy moving up the eastern seaboard with the storm's outer bands lashing the barrier islands off north carolina. >> right now the governor of new york, andrew cuomo, i halting a halt to all public transit in new york city at 7:00 tonight. it could affect 50 million people. suetion mcginnis has the latest from the coast of delaware. good morning, susan. >>> reporter: good morning. there is no doubt this storm is coming closer. he
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Oct 5, 2012 4:30am PDT
california because they ran out. the problem is because of refinery and pipeline problems all over california. >> as a person in the middle class it's hard to save and have a family in the bay area and keep paying these prices. >> we have never seen a price like this. >> i can't pay no bills right now. if this going to keep like that we'll have to close the doors. >> regular is $4.60 san francisco. oakland $4.52. some costco stations are out of gas. in the bay area, costco has gas. you can find the cheapest gas in your area by going to our website, cbssf.com/gas. >>> if you haven't heard there are a few big events planned in the bay area this weekend and that will likely mean traffic gridlock. cbs 5 traffic reporter elizabeth wenger joins from us san francisco to explain which areas to avoid. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we're at a hotspot along the waterfront. it's called carmageddon san francisco, trafficpocalypse. you might want to avoid san francisco unless you want to be part of the fun. here at pier 32 we have the big navy vessel for fleet week and we also have so
CBS
Oct 8, 2012 6:00am PDT
for the white house is tightening. >>> right now california is the most expensive place for gas in the nation. and this morning our governor jerry brown is taking action all in an effort to drive down some of the costs. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran reports on the governor's idea to ease record high prices. >> reporter: good morning. the governor is asking state regulators to release a less expensive blend but experts say even with that move we won't see prices drop right away. this winter blend comes out on november 1. it will bring up gas supplies 8 to 10% and might drop gas prices 15 to 20 cents a gallon. but it could take a week before we see any changes. according to aaa, prices today are at record highs. in san francisco, you're paying $4.73 for a gallon of regular. and in san jose and oakland it's $4.67. our state supplies were cut short after richmond's chevron refinery fire in august and last week a power failure knocked out an exxon refinery in southern california. >> we had a number of disruptions happen at the same time. california always runs a very tight supply-demand
CBS
Oct 9, 2012 5:00am PDT
fundraising blitz in california but successful. he is expected to take home about 2 million extra to his campaign. he was cheered on by crowds at sfo yesterday. at his events he told bay area supporters to get quote almost obsessive about his re- election. he attended to fundraisers, a private $20,000 a plate dinner for 100 guests and a concert for 6,000 more at bill graham auditorium. the president asked them to help him finish what he started four years. he also roused the crowd with his own big bird jokes. >> finally someone is cracking down on big bird. [ laughter ] >> elmo has been seen in a white suburban. he is driving for the border. [ laughter ] >> governor romney's plan is to let wall street run wild again but he is going to bring the hammer down on sesame street! >> reporter: now, that whole thing started after governor romney promised cuts to unnecessary spending, like grants to pbs. today both governor romney and president obama will head to ohio a key battleground state to campaign. that is where 18 electoral votes are up for grabs. and with the election just a month
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Oct 15, 2012 4:30am PDT
. to the california science center. take a look. welcome ceremony. "it was really cool and this my first time seeing it. .." tranporting the shuttle acrs l-a racked up a price tag of $10-million dollars which will be paid y the science center and prive donations. on october 30- th endeavour will be open to te public for an out of this wd experience. time is 4-- here's lawrence with a check of weather. former senator arlen spectef pennsylvania has died of ca. >>> look like just partly cloudy skies in the valley now, temperatures at 56 degrees in concord, 56 in san francisco and san jose 54 degrees. we had a weak system moving over, leaving us with a couple high clouds and most of the rain will be eureka northward. high pressure is going to set itself up. today not bad, some 80s in the valleys, a lot of 60s and 70s out near the bay, getting even warmer with 90s coming up as well. let's look at traffic. >>> we have a lot of fog to deal with. if you're about the hit the monday morning drive, you can see this here across the bay bridge and looks okay approaching the pay gates with no de
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Oct 15, 2012 5:00am PDT
. over the weekend to the california science center. after that crawl tested buildings, traffic and poles, it didn't dampen the spirits at its welcome ceremony. >> it was really cool. this is my first time seeing it . >> october 30th it will be open to the public but i think everyone's seen it. >>> 5:10 now. the ipad mini rumors are heating up. specs and possible pricing for the device, coming up. >>> plus the peanut butter recall expand. >> and how felix baumgartner cheated death. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, back to earth. and set a world record in sky diving: "clapping 2secs" 43-year-old felix baumgartnr took off in a hot air ballon yesterday in new mexico. he went up 24- miles for the jump. there was trouble: he went into a potentially catastrophic flat spin... be did regain control. baumgarr is the first man to break te sound barrier. he says the experience was humbling. "(sot) (felix from presser)i never anticipated it to be o tough.. sometimes you have o up really high to understanw small you are." the free-fall took less than minutes. fearless felix reached speeds up to 800 miles-per- >>>
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Oct 8, 2012 12:00pm PDT
michelle griego. we begin with campaign 2012. president obama is hitting all parts of california including the bay area partly to replenish campaign cash the other to honor a civil rights leader. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran with more from the campaign trail. >> reporter: gop white house hopeful mitt romney is delivering a major foreign policy speech at virginia military institute. he says president obama makes foreign policy decisions based on game plank. he also questions the president's leadership on challenges in the middle east saying, i know the president hopes for a safer freer and more prosperous middle east ally with the united states. i share this hope. but hope is not a strategy. polls show president obama still doing better than the challenger on national security and foreign policy. his campaign is already pushing back hard. this new ad mocks romney's july overseas trips and his response to the deadly attack on the embassy in libya. >> if this is how he handles the world now think what he might do as president. >> reporter: the president is at a star-studded fundrais
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Oct 9, 2012 4:00am PDT
president wrapped up a california fundraising blitz in san francisco. he asked donors to send e-mails and make phone calls to people in swing states who will decide the election. >> we have to understand that we've got a lot more to do, and if we don't do it, then change won't happen. >> reporter: republican nominee mitt romney heads to middle america today for more campaign rallies. last week's debate re-energized his campaign, and now he has the numbers to prove it. in a pew research center poll last month, romney trailed president obama by eight points, 51% to 43%. but a new poll taken after the presidential debate last week shows him ahead now by four points, 49% to 45%. >> and people wonder why it is i'm so confident we're going to win. i'm confident because i see you here on a day like this, this is unbelievable, thank you so much. >> reporter: romney campaigned in the pouring rain monday in virginia, asking for votes and slamming the president's record. >> he plans on four more years like the last four years, i don't think we can afford four more years like the last four
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Oct 2, 2012 11:00pm PDT
host of maintenance problems at refineries. one in particular in southern california couldn't take the heat. the record heat that's been sweeping across the state was apparently too much for the power grid in southern california. the exxon mobile shut down yesterday. a transformer mal functioned. compare that with the chevron refinery in richmond and you have a perfect storm for gas prices. the wholesale cost shot up $1.06 in a week. retail prices could spike by 30 cents. station owners may have oh sell unleaded at $4.75 just to break even. it's going to be painful for deb, whose suv gets 12 miles to the gallon in the city. blaming high gas prices on the heat is farfetched. >> the gas company finds any reason they can. if it's going to be the heat, it's just another excuse. >> reporter: if california doesn't pick up production soon we could see a worse case scenario of $5 gas. for the lowest gas prices check out cbssf.com. >> how does someone disappear without a trace? that's what family and friends of a missing bay area man want to know. he was last seen leaving a friend's house j
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Sep 30, 2012 6:00pm PDT
political ads? barry petersen in california reports on a referendum trying to limit them. mandarin chinese, the world's most spoken language now required in one american school district. mark strassman goes to class. >> what is the word for hello? >> niho. >> glor: and fighting chance, a decorated combat veteran overcomes his battle scars, fulfilling a dream on the football field. >> i didn't die that day on october 3rd, because i was meant to do something more in my life. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> glor: and good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor. after months arguing from a distance president obama and mitt romney meet face-to-face on wednesday. their first debate is scheduled for denver. 90 minutes focusing on domestic issues. nancy cordes is on the campaign trail tonight in las vegas, nancy, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, jeff. and to give you an idea of just how much is riding on this first debate the president is here in nevada for three full days but he's only holding one rally tonight at this las vegas high school. the rest of th
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Oct 27, 2012 5:30pm PDT
area the california democratic party kicked off a statewide day of action with a phone bank effort. they're calling voters urging them to vote yes on proposition 30 and no on proposition 32. proposition 30 is governor brown's tax plan. if it different pass it will trigger automatic budget cuts that supporters of prop 30 say will hurt education. proposition 32 is seen by appoints as an antiby opponented -- by opponents as an anti-gaming proposal. >>> how dedicates are giant -- dedicated are giants' fans? cbs 5 reporter mike sugarman joined them on the journey. mike? >> reporter: well, i can tell you they're cold. it is mid 40s here. not used to that kind of weather in san francisco. but as you say, they have come from the bay area. from california, but this is the world series. and we've got giants' fans from well, all over the world. in a sea of blue and orange, a stripe of a different color. orange and black. >> where am i? i feel like i'm on second and king. >> reporter: nope, woodward and adams, detroit, michigan. >> you came from south carolina? >> we drove from minneapolis las
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Oct 9, 2012 11:00pm PDT
view. >> a man tries to board california with a smoke grenaded body bag as that is not all. and so what was this guy up to? >> they will be gasping for air. >> this bay area dad lost his son because of dessert. >> it was the most heartbreaking day of our life. >> the life saving crusade to protect 12 million kids from food allergies. >>> good evening, i'm dana king. >> i'm ken bastida. we have breaking news out of san francisco tonight. suspended sheriff will keep his job. the board of supervisors just wrapped up a nine-hour hearing with that decisive vote. and cbs5 reporter linda yee is live outside city hall with the sheriff's reactions. >> reporter: definitely some stunning developments tonight. a majority of the supervisors did agree that the sheriff did commit the official misconduct charges and therefore should be removed from office, but nine votes, they are needed to remove anyone from elected office. it didn't happen. so it appears that he will get his job back as that their marathon hearing began nine hours ago with public testimony from more than 100 people. it was the s
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Oct 5, 2012 5:00pm PDT
presidential campaign. dan hurd: when i was a child, california was a leader in education funding. erika derry: and the fact that california isn't making it a priority frustrates me. dan hurd: i'm ashamed of that, and i don't want this to continue for my daughter. brenda kealing: prop 38 is going to bring a lot of money to our schools. suzan solomon: the money stays at the school site. cade derry: what i would really like to see is that the teachers... that were laid off come back to the school. navaz hurd: a smaller class size. navaz hurd: as a mom i want that. as a teacher i want that. >>> developing news out of syria. pressure in the united nations has forced syrian forces to back away from the turkish border. turkey is firing back after a syrian mortar shell landed in its country. no injuries have been reported so far. this follows wednesday's shelling of a turkish town that killed five civilians. >>> a new government report shows the unemployment line is shrinking and more americans are finding jobs. the latest job numbers surprised wall street could have an impact on the presidenti
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Oct 1, 2012 5:00am PDT
. >>> california is the first state to ban a controversial therapy aimed at making a gay minor become straight. governor brown signed the bill saying it bans not scientific therapies that have driven young people to depression and suicide. the ban is an infringement on parent's rights to provide psychological care for their own children. >>> a new poll shows president obama with a lead in swing states. mr. obama with 51% support compare today 44% for republican mitt romney. now in one of those states, nevada, as he prepares for the first debate. >>> the two men will face off in denver on wednesday. son carry carrie. >>> supporters say both men are ready. >> i think both are excellent in their own way. you could argue that mitt has had a lot more recent experience. >> the president has a day job and has not had the time to practice. all we hear about is how much mitt romney is practicing. >> the debate on wednesday will focus on domestic policy. he says today that the president has shown weakness in the middle east. >> we're going to talk about the debate within the debate. >> a lot of experien
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Oct 19, 2012 6:00pm PDT
with nonlife- threatening injuries. the attacker was arrested. >>> the stakes for california's ballot initiatives couldn't be higher. millions of dollars are being pumped into campaigns in an effort to sway your vote. but as cbs 5 political reporter grace lee reports, it's hard to tell who is signing the checks. >> reporter: that's right. two of the best funded ballot measures are proposition 30, that's the governor's tax initiative, and proposition 32 which would ban payroll deductions for political purposes. now, both are getting a lot of attention because there is so much money involved. this election 290 million has been spent on 11 ballot initiatives. props 30 and 32 got the most a combined $197 million out of that $290 million. and now an unknown group from out of state is contributing millions. it's spurring all kinds of political pushing especially from governor brown. >>> reporter: governor brown will be working through the weekend stuffing for his own tax initiative proposition 30 which would raise the sales tax a quarter percent and increase state income tax on the rich. >>
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Oct 18, 2012 6:00am PDT
brings the total number of cases in california to 277. >>> later this morning, bay area students will drop and cover as part of the "great california shake-out." the statewide drill teaches the proper techniques to prevent injuries during the next big quake. emergency crews will also practice their disaster response plans. >>> 6:08. a suspected terrorist is in custody accused of plotting to blow up the federal reserve building in new york city. kwauzi nafis is a native of bangladesh. he was arrested yesterday morning after a sting operation. federal investigators say he parked a van that was filled with what he believed were explosives outside the building. then tried to detonate it with a cell phone. the bomb though wasn't real because his associates were actually undercoverr injuries. >> he was inspired to do a terrorist act motivated by al qaeda. we see this threat as being with us for a long time to come. >> nafis only 21 didn't enter a plea during a previous court appearance in brooklyn yesterday afternoon. >>> president obama and mitt romney will make an appearance athe alfred e
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Oct 12, 2012 5:00am PDT
couple of days and moved through southern california finally going to kick eastward as it moves out. high pressure is coming in, in time for the weekend so we'll see a gradual warming trend over the weekend and eventually next week maybe a little mini heat wave before we get back into talking about more rain in the bay area. temperatures outside right now under mostly cloudy skies into the 50s just about everywhere. 80s in the interior valleys today. we are struggling to get to the mid-60s in livermore. 66 in san jose. 62 in san francisco and about 60 degrees in pacifica with some partly cloudy skies there. as we look toward the next couple of days we are going to warm up saturday. sunday looks nice, 80s popping in the valleys. weak system drops in on monday that may bring clouds and hold the temperatures down but after that, we could very well see those offshore winds kicking in. if that happens, maybe temperatures back into the upper 80s, maybe low 90s as we head into thursday. 60s maybe near 70 degrees out toward the coastline. >> let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> fire cre
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Oct 4, 2012 5:30pm PDT
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Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
the day thing? that's gone starting tomorrow. low pressure is work up the california coastline. where it will be tomorrow will give us the same counterclockwise flow but now it's an onshore flow. that means about 10 or 15 degrees cooler widespread with some areas on the peninsula or the coast like downtown san francisco 20 or 25 degrees cooler tomorrow. then low pressure is just going to kind of sit right over top of the bay area this weekend which means highs just about everywhere near the bay. we'll only be in the 60s and coming up for the top of next week, there is actually the chance of rain showers. so a significant weather change which begins tomorrow. look at the highs for tomorrow. oakland down to 72. concord down from 102 to 84. and san jose down from near 100 to 81 degrees. milpitis your high tomorrow 80. palo alto 79. still nice, just not as hot. 80s for walnut creek and san ramon, dublin 86, vallejo 75. downtown san francisco only 67. san leandro 73. novato 78 degrees. look at the extended forecast. friday, saturday, sunday, barely making 80 inland. right around 70 near th
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Oct 5, 2012 7:00am PDT
going up across the country, but in california, they're soaring to a panic level, hovering near the $6 mark. >> oh, my god, i've never seen it so high. this is unbelievable. >>> get a look at this, the first snow of the season, making a mess across the upper midwest. >> we're excited. >>> sucker punch, camera inside a city bus. >> that bus driver becomes the target of an angry fare jumper. >> oh! >>> james bond made his big screen debut 50 years ago. >> back in england, everybody gets a day off. >>> bradford is going to go deep. and how about that? >> did you really need to call barack obama the president of the united states lazy? >> yes. >> and all that matters. >> he hasn't done this poorly since he debated clint eastwood. >> campaign and their supporters debated the president's poor performance on everything from the moderator to the altitude. >> on "cbs this morning." >> yes if he would shut [ bleep ]. >> [ bleep ] captioning funded by cbs >> welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm charlie rose in new york. norah o'donnell is in washington. jobless report just came out. it shows a g
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Oct 15, 2012 11:00pm PDT
getting stuck. northern california homeowners, what they are being warned not to do. >>> good evening. i'm dana king. >> and i'm ken bastida. no torture at at&t park tonight, unless of course you're a cardinals fan. the giants come up big, to even the score. the nlcs, cbs 5 sports director dennis o'donnell joins us with game 2 highlights. dennis? >> thank you. ryan vogelsong brilliant for the giants on the mound tonight. bottom line is they had to win game 2, and they did that. but it may have come at a price. let me show you what happened. it was scoreless in the first when matt holliday went hard into second base, trying to break up a double-play. marco scutaro's leg buckled awkwardly and it took a minute for him to get up. for the time being, he was okay, and he actually got some payback. three-run score after holliday bobbled the baseball. the baseball gods were with the giants there. they win 7-1. so the series is now tied at one game apiece. as for marco scutaro, i'll have an update coming up in the sportscast as well as reaction, very mixed, on whether or not that slide was too
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Oct 9, 2012 12:00pm PDT
, california has set a state record for gas prices for a fourth straight day. but good news, the hike may be slowing. the average price of regular jumped only a fraction of a cent overnight. that's compared to nearly 50 cents in the past week. it's now a bit over $4.67 a gallon. it's still the highest price in the nation and an all-time high for the golden state. of course what goes up generally comes back down but why such vastly different speeds? cbs 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts says a lot of it can be blamed on consumer behavior. >>> reporter: why is it gas prices seem to shoot up overnight but take forever to come back down? according to economists, it could be your fault. when gas prices are on the way up, consumers are more willing to drive the extra mile to save an extra buck. ha. 4.85. so you may drive by, say, 4.85 in hopes finding something cheap air few blocks away. by comparison, $4.75 may seem like a steam. it's something station owners are well aware of. while they must raise prices to keep up with skyrocketing wholesale costs, they try to stay competitive out of
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Oct 27, 2012 6:30pm PDT
contest, your california ballot once again inclouds a request for more money. and tonight there's a growing push to get californians to support a tax hike. governor brown spent this week campaigning nonstop for prop 30 which would raise sales tax a quarter cent and state income taxes on the rich. and as we speak, some of your neighbors are joining the fight. cbs 5 reporter aiolis is a hairington is in oakland where democrats have a phone bank to urge voters to vote yes on prop 30 and no on prop 32. >> reporter: as november 6th approaches volunteers are making a final push to get people to the polls. inside the democratic party headquarters here in oakland volunteers are taking part in the statewide day of action and pope bank. on the phones since 10:00 a.m. calling democrats across the state asking them to vote yes on prop 30 and no on prop 32. prop 32 would ban unions from using payroll deducted found for political -- funds for political purposes. prop 30 hikes the state sales tax by a quarter cent. the 30 doesn't pass schools and colleges face $6 billion in cuts. governor brown ha
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Oct 19, 2012 12:00pm PDT
strong week of trading. not too much has changed but california's unemployment rate is still moving in the right direction. it's getting better. the state jobless rate went down from 10.6 to 10.2%. job growth in education, finance and hospitality sectors are driving the rate. >>> 11 straight days of gasoline prices going down. the travel season is winding up and price tips are giving bay area drives a little relief. according to the daily fuel gauge report san francisco still has the highest local average at 4.60 the second highest in the state, oakland at 4.51 and san jose at 4.50. >>> i-80 corridor in the east bay can be a traffic nightmare. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is live with the new project that uses cutting edge technology now and is supposed to hopefully ease that traffic problem. anne. >> reporter: yeah, you can see traffic moving slowly right now on i-80 and a lot of it due to here is volume. this new system uses tools we have seen before traffic sensors an metering lights but they will be used in an integrated system being called the first of its kind in the bay area. >>
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Oct 3, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. dan hurd: when i was a child, california was a leader in education funding. erika derry: and the fact that california isn't making it a priority frustrates me. dan hurd: i'm ashamed of that, and i don't want this to continue for my daughter. brenda kealing: prop 38 is going to bring a lot of money to our schools. suzan solomon: the money stays at the school site. cade derry: what i would really like to see is that the teachers... that were laid off come back to the school. navaz hurd: a smaller class size. navaz hurd: as a mom i want that. as a teacher i want that. prop 38 is an opportunity of a generation. >> pelley: both presidential campaigns are courting hispanic voters and we're likely to hear about it tonight in the debate. so we asked anna werner to break down the two candidates' policies on immigration. >> reporter: the denver landscaping company where steve steele heads up operations employs 120 full-time u.s. workers. but steele says it's the part- time seasonal mexican labor force that keeps the engines humming. what would happen if you couldn't get those mexican worke
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Oct 6, 2012 5:30pm PDT
happen. california gas prices have hit an all-time average high. a gallon of unleaded regular gas is now pricing at $4.61. that's up 12 cents from yesterday. some stations are even charging $5 a gallon. and if you have had to fill up this week you know the feeling. >> there's nothing else i can say except it hurts. i think every time we turn around we're hit with something else. >> that's quite a hike. it's not step by step. it's a big difference. >> the previous record of 4.60 was set back in 2008. the good news experts say we should be close to the peak and prices should fall into next week. >> so if you want to save some cash, we're here to help. go to cbssf.com/gas. end your zip code for the -- enter your zip code for the cheapest gas in your area. >>> there are protests that ended with damaged storefronts in downtown san francisco. >> and a mystery in the skies over the middle east. just who was flying the drone that was shot down by the israeli military? san francisco caused a big mess >>> it's an anticolonialism anti-imperialism anticapitalism anti-fleet week protest. >> a group o
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Oct 24, 2012 5:00am PDT
determine what species of shark killed him. his death is the 13th fatal shark attack in california since 1950. >> i think it's pretty well known locally like you said that there are sharks and we have had shark sightings up and down the santa barbara coastline pretty frequently recently. >> shark attacks actually declined in the u.s. last year. there are only an average of 16 shark attacks a year nationwide. and few are fatal. >>> 5:08 now on a wednesday. a man at a social service center in east oakland shot video when he saw a confrontation. a pregnant woman got into a verbal altercation with employees yesterday morning. she refused to go when she was asked to leave. that's when her boyfriend stepped in. the witnesses say deputies hit him after they got him in the handcuffs. >> he was handcuffed already on the floor and it was a lot of witnesses, he was handcuffed, and they start kneeing him again and punching him on his head. >> you're seeing only a small snapshot. >> the punch is within policy. >> alameda county sheriff's department says it will investigate only if the someone files a
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Oct 23, 2012 6:00am PDT
some extra time. i want to show you some video of breaking news happening in southern california. there is a major accident southbound side of the 5 freeway at highway 14. this is in the newhall pass. again this is in southern california. just north of los angeles. eight big rigs involved in this accident. one person was possibly trapped in one of these big rigs. no word on injuries. there are over 400 gallons of fuel spilled in the roadway and again rain and slick surfaces may have been a factor in this accident but again it is really causing a big traffic mess through there south 5 so, you know, check the roads if you are traveling towards the southern parts of california today. that's traffic. back to you guys. >> thank you. >>> 2012 presidential debates are behind us. and the election believe it or not two weeks from today. between now and then president obama and mitt romney will spend most of their time in the battleground states. cbs reporter randall pinkston joins us from florida the site of the final debate with a little play-by-play on what happened. >> frank, it was a
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